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Top 10 ways to keep the kidneys healthy

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  1. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.
  2. Control weiht.
  3. Don’t overuse over-the-counter painkillers.
  4. Monitor blood glucose.
  5. Get an annual physical exam.
  6. Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.
  7. Don’t smoke.
  8. Exercise regularly.
  9. Follow a healthy diet.
  10. Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you are at risk.

Vaccination for elderly

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The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.

  1. Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older.
  2. Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older.
  3. Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years.
  4. A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age.
  5. Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
  6. All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities.
  7. All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine

Keep your kidneys healthy

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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We all want our kidneys to last for a lifetime. We all should show our love for kidneys by adopting a 10-step program for protecting kidney health. One should begin with monitoring blood pressure and controlling weight and then move on to the rest of the kidney-healthy tips. • Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol.

• Control weight.

• Don’t overuse over-the-counter painkillers.

• Monitor blood glucose.

• Get an annual physical exam.

• Know if chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes or heart disease runs in your family. If so, you may be at risk.

• Don’t smoke.

• Exercise regularly.

• Follow a healthy diet.

• Get tested for chronic kidney disease if you’re at risk.